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Reminder – GeoRabble Brisbane #10 – Cancelled

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Hello GeoRabble Brisbane community!

We sadly regret to inform you that this event is unfortunately to be cancelled, due to unforeseen changes in the availability of the GeoRabble Brisbane volunteer organising crew in the lead up to the date and on the date itself.

In light of this though, we are migrating the theme and hopefully as many of the speakers as possible to the next planned GeoRabble event which is due to take place in the week of the Locate 2020 conference, pencilled in for the 28th April in the same location (Charming Squire).

We thank you for your support and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that you can attend the next event in April.

With warm regards,

GeoRabble Brisbane Crew

GeoRabble Brisbane #10 – Cancelled

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Hello GeoRabble Brisbane community!

We sadly regret to inform you that this event is unfortunately to be cancelled, due to unforeseen changes in the availability of the GeoRabble Brisbane volunteer organising crew in the lead up to the date and on the date itself.

In light of this though, we are migrating the theme and hopefully as many of the speakers as possible to the next planned GeoRabble event which is due to take place in the week of the Locate 2020 conference, pencilled in for the 28th April in the same location (Charming Squire).

We thank you for your support and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that you can attend the next event in April.

With warm regards,

GeoRabble Brisbane Crew

GeoRabble Melbourne Thursday 12 March 2020

Come one come all, its time to bring the rabble together for another Melbourne GeoRabble.

GeoRabble returns to Melbourne on Thursday 12 March 2020 at Cooper Inn on the corner of Little Lonsdale and Exhibition Street. Networking drinks start at 5:30pm. Presentations commence shortly there after followed by more networking.

Tickets are available online– note space is limited – enjoy the night with friends sharing geospatial ideas, free of sales pitches and hidden agendas! Each presentation is light, relevant to geo-something and only 10 minutes long.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/georabble-melbourne-tickets-94097705771

Speakers

Leila H.Mirkalaei – Integration of cadastral survey information into BIM

Along with the growth in 3D cadastre, lack of survey information and 2D observations have existed with the current BIM applications. During the 3D building formation procedure, the survey information and 2D observations are only used for cadastral registration and have not been included in BIM.

Sylvia Niderla – The Joys of Mentoring in a Sh*tty World

My experiences with mentoring a GIS Graduate in the SSSI mentoring program 2018 – experiences and lessons learnt.

Dr Jon Stanger – MAGNM – A novel approach to validating and managing networked assets.

Multiple highly interconnected networks (infrastructure, cabling, logical, bearer) can be modelled using classical graphs (mathematical structures that model pairwise object relationships) with Multi-axis Graph Network Model (MAGNM) representation utilizing open source GIS libraries and software.

Mina Jahanshahi – 99 Bluetooth Ballons

If an artist can take a little red cart of phones around Berlin to hack a Google traffic jam, who else or what else will be disrupting our data sources in the future? While we’re hacking away at making our own data, who else is counter-hacking it? How much are we relying on non-standard data sources for our inputs and where should we be trying to find data governance? Interactive talk- for every buzzword I use I ask you to heckle me with a hiss.

Natalie Scott: Lights and Sirens: Building a network for fire appliances

We use networks to answers questions about how long it takes to get somewhere, or how far we can go within a set time. While we are accustomed to being able to answer these questions for cars, how do you go about building a suitable network for a fire appliance? I’ll be talking about some of the different approaches we’ve used, and why it matters.

More speakers to be announced soon. 

If you have a great geospatial idea that you would like to share with a group of like-minded people, we want to hear from you for the next GeoRabble! Contact the GeoRabble committee to express your interesting topic in 20 words or less, or email your idea to melbourne@georabble.org.

We would like to thank our sponsor LandSurveys without which we could not hold this event. Thanks!

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GeoRabble Brisbane #10 – Speakers Announced!

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The Brisbane GeoRabble crew are super excited to welcome our first two speakers to the upcoming event in March:

  • Peter Timmers – speaking on the work of the Queensland Emergency Services team and the GIS team in response to recent bush fire events
  • Len Olycott – presenting on the work that Queensland Department of Parks and Wildlife have been doing in collaboration with the Emergency Services

Stay tuned for another announcement soon of possible speakers from The Ripper Rescue Alliance, WIRES and iRecover platform….but in the meantime, scuttle over this way to register for the event on 11th March 2020 @ the Charming Squire; tickets are moving quick!

We are still looking for a sponsor for this event – if you’d like to help out please reach out via email or twitter. We’d love to hear from you!

GeoRabble Brisbane #10 – Spatial in Disaster Response,Resilience & Recovery

The Brisbane GeoRabble crew are excited to announce that registrations are now open for the next ‘Rabble on 11th March 2020 – head over this way to register.

We are still looking for speakers and sponsors – if you have a story, tool, data or anything to share with the spatial community about disaster response, recovery & resilience we’d love to hear from you.

The team is also considering whether to run this as fundraising event – what are your (the community!) thoughts? Hit us up on twitter or email us here.

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BrisRabble – Only One Week to Go!

With only one week to go until the next Brisbane GeoRabble we are getting super excited to rabble…!

Announcing our first two speakers:

  • Stephen Kelly – GIS through the ages.
  • Stephen Donaldson – Cloud Anchors – The key to the Metaverse

{more to be announced soon!}

If you haven’t registered yet, head over this way: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/georabble-brisbane-9-return-of-brisrabble-tickets-76181606235

And if you’re keen to share your story with Brisbane geospatial community, get in touch! We still have a spot or two for speakers.

Thank you again to our sponsors for the night Benchmrk by Geolocarta and Go2Asset.

GeoRabble Sydney: Xmas event

Ho!Ho!Ho!

As it’s getting to the end of 2019, we look forward to seeing you, reflect back on the year, plan for your next move and of course have fun!

We’ll be waiting for you at Harpoon Harry on the 28/11 at 6pm for a night of networking!

As a Xmas tradition, we’ll hear from the founders about what this meetup was for them and what it brought them.

We’re also lucky to get a snapshot of the GIS job market thanks to Peter Landis from 360HR: what the skills on demand and where the jobs are.

Finally, we’ll have an open mic session for job offers and job hunt.

Ticket registration:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/georabble-sydney-xmas-party-tickets-81253981847

https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/GeoRabble-Sydney/events/266375907/

Drinks and the delicious pub food can be purchased at the bar.

GeoRabble Brisbane #9 – Return of BrisRabble!

GeoRabble returns to Brisbane for one last hurrah before the decade of the 20-teens is out!

Come celebrate with us as we leave the tumultuous teens and (hopefully) mature into our geospatial 2020s (possibly aligned to GDA, but lets not go there just yet).

We’re are putting out the call for speakers, so if you have a bugbear <idea>, story, discovery, topic, musing or the funniest collection of spatial memes to grace the internet –  we’d love to hear from you!

And we also need an audience! Head over this way to register if you’d like to come along and join us for all sorts of geo-goodness.

GEORABBLE LAUNCESTON 17 OCTOBER

GeoRabble returns to Tasmania on Thursday 17 October 2019 at St John Craft Beer Bar on St John Street Launceston, sponsored by Esk Mapping and GIS. Networking drinks start at 5:30pm. Presentations commence shortly there after followed by more networking.

RSVP and enjoy the night with friends sharing geospatial ideas, free of sales pitches and hidden agendas! Each presentation is light, relevant to geo-something and only 10 minutes long.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/georabble-tas-9-tickets-73795585583?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing

Speakers

John Dent – Convict Probation Stations in Northern Tasmania

There are nearly 30 convict probation or road stations in northern Tasmania dating from the 1820s to 1850s. The exact location of only a handful of these stations is actually known. Historic maps and surveying expertise is leading to the discovery of some of these convict sites and subsequent archaeological investigation is revealing that much still remains from these early convict sites.

Leigh Cornwell – Surveying for City of Launceston

Surveying and asset management has changed a great deal over the past 20 years from paper plans and assets recorded for a handful of features to creating and maintaining asset records for just about everything Council owns. We’ll take a look at what they are and the techniques used for surveying them as well as some other areas that use the Councils surveying services.

Tim Bendall – Port Arthur Historic Web Map

Port Arthur is a web mapping project for the public and for archeologists / academics. It shows the site as it was during it’s time as a convict prison and via a time slider you can see the site as it was for any year between 1833 and 1878. This includes records of any offenses committed on-site and all of this data is searchable. We also allow for admin users to upload and display georeferenced images including historic plans.

Alex Leith – Building Digital Earth Africa

At Geoscience Australia, we’re building the technical components of Digital Earth Africa, which is a project that aims to make Earth observation data and analyses more accessible for the entire African continent.

This will be an unapologetically technical talk about solving unreasonably big data problems using cloud services and will briefly talk about impacts, challenges and opportunities involved in the Digital Earth Africa project.

Date: Thursday 17th October, 2019
Time: Doors open 5:30pm, Presentations from 5.45 pm
Location: St John Craft Beer, Launceston

Standard Georabble Format: A handful speakers, 10 mins each, usual rules.

Registration: Attendance is free, but for catering purposes we need you to register!

Big shoutout and thanks to Esk Mapping and GIS for sponsoring GeoRabble this time. https://www.eskmapping.com.au

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